Updates on District 65

  • The State of Illinois Report Card for District 65 issued on October 31 showed the drop in Black teachers in the District over the past 10 years, from 16% or 17% of the teaching staff to the current 13%, representing a drop of about two dozen teachers.
  • As School Board Vice President Anya Tanyavutti said at the October Board meeting, "If our institution is not prepared to let [Black teachers] bring their whole selves ... they won't stay." 
  • The District has promised to implement no later than December 21st a plan to support and retain Black teachers in the District

Call & Response: Looking for Black Teachers

Are you a Licensed Teacher in Illinois?
Are you registered as a Substitute Teacher with D65?
Do you know a Licensed Teacher?

Please help us diversify the District's teaching staff.
Email us your resume so we can ensure that D65 is following through on its commitment to hire more teachers of color.